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Colorful clicker - Selatosomus pulcher

Colorful clicker - Selatosomus pulcher
Jefferson Notch area, Coos County, New Hampshire, USA
May 26, 2007
Size: about 11 mm
Grabbed this pretty click beetle out of the air in mid-flight around 3 PM on warm, sunny day soon after arriving at the Jefferson Notch Motel. I was amazed at how boldly-patterned and colorful it was.

This and many other new beetles were collected on my trips to this area near Mt. Washington to search for the extremely rare Pyt*ho stri*ctus, last reported on Mt. Washington over 100 years ago.

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Selatosomus pulcher (LeConte)
This species is now called Selatosomus pulcher (LeConte). See Majka & Johnson (2008).

 
So as not to offend non-Christians??
Pulcher is fitting but I hate to see PC run amok.

Moved
Moved from Click Beetles.

Two opinions, one truth
You both are right, compare:
Correct genus now is Selatosomus, not Ctenicera.

 
And...
it appears to be listed as Ctenicera cruciata in the New Hampshire checklist. Thanks for clearing this up, Boris.

Selatosomus pulcher
Probably Selatosomus pulcher.

 
How about S. cruc*iatus?
This posting from nearby Mt. Washington looks the same to me and was IDed as S. crucia*tus.

btw, this genus is not (yet) listed for New Hampshire on the UNH checklist.

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